More Than Basketball
And so, a chapter ends in the annals of the University of Washington Men’s Basketball team. You see, this was not just a basketball team. This was not just a game. In fact, this was a bona-fide family unit. In other words, this group of individuals were forged by the same adversity that sealed the fate of their head coach.
This was a group of young men who learned a very difficult lesson today
Basketball is not just a game. Not at the level of the PAC-12 competition. It is a sport with goals, plans, measurements and, unfortunately, repercussions.
Ultimately, the future of any NCAA Men’s basketball head coach falls upon the W’s and the L’s. Not only did the Huskies have too few W’s, but they had too many L’s and had them too often. In the end, Lorenzo Romar taught his players about life, about dignity, about humility. He loved his players, defended them when they were challenged.
But in the end, he taught the most likely the most important lesson of all. Accountability.